Open since 1844, this grand white building is reckoned to be India's oldest bookshop. It has a brilliant English-language selection, including travel and fiction books, and a good range of maps.
Reliable modern bookshop stocking English-, Indian- and Tamil-language fiction and nonfiction, kids' books, magazines, Lonely Planet guides and other travel books. Also at Express Avenue mall.
Smart bookshop with an excellent collection of English, Indian and Tamil fiction and nonfiction, India travel books and Lonely Planet guides. Also at Phoenix Market City.
Good English-language book selection (including Lonely Planet guides). There's another branch on Commercial Rd.
Well-known outlet with a good stash of English-language books and another branch up the hill.
Good collection of India-related and other English-language books (including Lonely Planet guides).
Good collection of books in several languages, to sell and swap.
Good selection of French-language India and Asia titles.
Tucked into a corner behind the Gandhi Memorial museum.